Ask the Dude: DelayDude Midi Sync Cable: My DITTO X4 is unable to synchronize with the SDRUM – What’s wrong?

Ask the DudeWe produce every DelayDude Midi Sync Cable by hand with a lot of care and every single item has been tested before it leaves our company.
If your cable nevertheless does not work as it is supposed to do, please check out the following sources of error. Continue reading “Ask the Dude: DelayDude Midi Sync Cable: My DITTO X4 is unable to synchronize with the SDRUM – What’s wrong?”

Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia vs. Source Audio Nemesis

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, DigiTech Trio, Cubase.

7 questions to Steve Bragg (Empress)

7 questions toAnd another one of my heroes answered to the 7 questions of the DelayDude.
Enjoy the exciting entertaining interview with Steve Bragg.
And learn more about the man behind the innovative and impressing Empress pedals. Continue reading “7 questions to Steve Bragg (Empress)”

Underrated effect pedals

Tips & tricksFrequently, you will find effect pedals that do not meet the needs of many guitarists. I think, that application errors or wrong expectations mostly lead to such an underestimation of certain effect pedals. Here I would like to present some examples. Continue reading “Underrated effect pedals”

Strymon Volante – my favorite 7 settings

This is a video about the marvellous Strymon Volante.
For the Volante is an incredible extensive delay, I won’t even try to present all of its brilliant functions.
I only present my 7 favorite settings instead.

0:08 dark bouncing drum
0:47 bright slapback tape
1:17 wobbling drum
1:57 floating studio
2:23 percussive drum
2:55 worn-out drum
3:32 crisp drum

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Click here for a detailed review of the Volante.

News + + + Lehle – Little Lehle III and Parallel SW II + + + News

NewsMost guitarists already know the super robust Little Lehle II.

It can be used as an A/B switcher or an effect loop and can be found on pedalboards all over the world. The Little Lehle III has been equipped with new features. Continue reading “News + + + Lehle – Little Lehle III and Parallel SW II + + + News”

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

Deluxe Memory ManMy absolute favorite one! The Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man is a brilliant, rather less pedalboard-friendly analog delay that, in my opinion, deserves every centimeter on the pedalboard. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man”

Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia vs. Wampler Faux Tape Echo

This is a comparison of the Wampler Faux Tape Echo with the Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, DigiTech Trio, Cubase.

Ambient Pedalboard #2 – THERMAE inSync with the SDRUM feat. Generation Loss

This is a video about the pitch shifting function of the Chase Bliss Audio Thermae. For this pedal is too complex to do a simple demo video, I decided to present the Thermae inSync in the context of a whole song.
The Thermae is accompanied by the Montreal Assembly Count to Five, the Cooper FX Generation Loss, the Origin Effects Cali 76 as well as by the Source Audio Ventris. All bass parts are created via the Electro Harmonix POG2.
Looped with the DigiTech JamMan SoloXT.
By using the DelayDude Midi Sync Cable, the JamMan SoloXT as well as the delay speed are send via the DigiTech SDRUM (master clock).

gear: Fender Stratocaster, Fender Deluxe Reverb, Cubase.

7 questions to Tom Majeski (Cooper FX)

7 questions toToday I am delighted to present the “7 questions to…” -interview with Tom Majeski. Go ahead and find out more about the guy behind the inspiring and brilliant Cooper FX pedals. Continue reading “7 questions to Tom Majeski (Cooper FX)”

Ambient Pedalboard- Chase Bliss Audio Thermae inSync with the SDRUM feat. Count to Five

This is a video about the Chase Bliss Audio Thermae. For this pedal is too complex to do a simple demo video, I decided to present the Thermae (as a darker vintage style analog delay with modulation) inSync in the context of a whole song.
The Thermae is accompanied by the Montreal Assembly Count to Five, the Cooper FX Generation Loss, the Origin Effects Cali 76 as well as by the Source Audio Ventris. All bass parts are created via the Electro Harmonix POG2.
Looped with the DigiTech JamMan SoloXT.
By using the DelayDude Midi Sync Cable, the JamMan SoloXT as well as the delay speed are send via the DigiTech SDRUM (master clock).

So, relax and enjoy the sound!

In part 2 you will learn more about the pitch shifting function of the Thermae.
Therefore, stay tuned and inSync!

Ask the Dude: Lexicon vs. Neunaber and Moog vs. Strymon

Ask the DudeRecently, a YouTube subscriber directed the following questions concerning different reverb and delay effects to me and I thought, that the answers might be interesting for other guitarists too. Continue reading “Ask the Dude: Lexicon vs. Neunaber and Moog vs. Strymon”

Earthquaker Devices Ghost Disaster

Earthquaker Devices Ghost DisasterFor its size, the Earthquaker Devices Ghost Disaster is a less pedalboard friendly digital delay.
Actually, this combination of the Disaster Transport Jr. and the Ghost Echo is a hybrid pedal which can be used as a delay, a reverb or both in series. Continue reading “Earthquaker Devices Ghost Disaster”

Eventide H9 Harmonizer vs. Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia

This is a stereo comparison of the Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia with the Eventide H9 Harmonizer.
Please use your headphones!

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, DigiTech Trio, Cubase.

Timmy V3 Anniversary Overdrive Pedal

TimmyPaul Cochrane is not even an unknown quantity in the world of effect pedals: He is the inventor of the “transparent overdrive”. First, he created the Tim. The more compact version, named Timmy is now celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. Continue reading “Timmy V3 Anniversary Overdrive Pedal”